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Jane Fonda urges US to guarantee equal pay for equal work

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jane Fonda said Thursday she wishes the United States would guarantee that women get equal pay with men for the same work, just like 117 other countries around the globe.

Guidelines approved for beer delivery in Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:27

Guidelines approved for beer delivery in Pa.Pennsylvania has approved the rules for people who want beer delivered to their homes.


Cops: 1st transgender lawmaker issued bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:26

This booking photo released by the Nashua, N.H., Police Department shows Stacie Laughton arrested Thursday, March 12, 2015. Police have arrested Laughton in a bomb threat called in to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center last month. No suspicious devices were found at the hospital. (AP Photo/Nashua Police Department)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman believed to be the first transgender person elected to a state legislature was charged Thursday with calling in a bomb threat to a hospital, police said.


Trial of accused murderer of missing New York boy focuses on drug use

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:25

Hernandez appears with his lawyer Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York in this file photoBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Testimony at the trial of a former grocery store worker accused of murdering a New York City boy in 1979 focused on Thursday on years of drug abuse by the accused man, who defense attorneys contend is severely mentally ill and delusional. Pedro Hernandez, 54, charged with kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz, confessed to police in 2012 that he choked the boy, stuffed him in a garbage bag and box and left the body in a New York alley. Defense attorneys say Hernandez concocted a false confession under police coercion and suffers from mental illness and hallucinations. Patz vanished as he walked alone for the first time to a school bus stop in his Manhattan neighborhood on May 25, 1979.


FBI seeks to ID woman in photo resembling missing Ohio girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:23

This surveillance photo released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows a female suspect in a string of identification thefts at a Warwick, R.I. ATM on Oct. 22, 2014. FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson says the woman strongly resembles Ashley Summers, who was 14 years old when she disappeared in 2007 from a Cleveland neighborhood. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation)CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI is ramping up efforts to identify a woman in Rhode Island surveillance photos who strongly resembles a girl missing from Cleveland for nearly eight years.


2 school buses, delivery truck crash in East Falls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:17

2 school buses, delivery truck crash in East FallsOne person is hospitalized after an accident involving two school buses and a delivery truck in Philadelphia.


Body found in Delaware River in Burlington Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:17

Body found in Delaware River in Burlington Twp., N.J.New Jersey State Police are trying to get to the bottom of a gruesome mystery.


American who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:14
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — An American health worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Africa will be admitted to a secure treatment center at the National Institutes of Health, the agency announced Thursday.

Chicago activist gets prison for immigration crime

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:14

Rasmea Odeh raises her fist as she leaves federal court in Detroit Thursday, March 12, 2015. A judge sentenced the Chicago activist to 18 months in federal prison Thursday for failing to disclose her convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied to be a U.S. citizen. Odeh, 67, also was stripped of her citizenship and eventually will be deported. But she will remain free while she appeals the case. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Calling her a "terrorist" from decades ago who has turned to "good works," a judge sentenced a Chicago activist on Thursday to 18 months in prison for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship.


Venezuela likely to seek annulment of $455 million Owens-Illinois award: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:09
By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. bottle maker Owens-Illinois said on Thursday it had been awarded over $455 million in a nationalization claim against Venezuela, though a lawyer for the South American country said it was likely to seek an annulment. The award comes at a tricky time for the cash-strapped OPEC country, which is struggling to foot major bond payments, other arbitration claims and debts with private companies amid a tumble in oil prices and a severe recession. ...

South Jersey police say scam claimed child kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:07

South Jersey police say scam claimed child kidnappingInvestigators IN South Jersey say shameless scammers are preying on parents' worst fears to try to cash in.


FDA wants more info on scopes linked to 'superbug' outbreaks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:03

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope, attached to a long tube, not shown. Federal health officials will meet in May to review problems with the design and cleaning of the specialized medical instruments linked to at least two recent "superbug" outbreaks. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal "superbug" outbreaks.


Pamela Smart's teen lover who killed her husband gets parole

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:56

FILE - In this March 13, 1991 file photo, William Flynn, testifies on his 17th birthday how he shot Gregory Smart in the head and killed him, in court in Exeter, N.H. Smarts' widow Pamela Smart was convicted and sentenced to life without parole for conspiring with Flynn to kill her husband. Flynn pleaded guilty to killing her husband and has a parole hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder trial was granted parole Thursday, nearly 25 years after he killed his school instructor's husband and launched a global spectacle packed with lurid details of sex and manipulation.


AG: Report on Madison shooting to prosecutor in 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:49

Christen Justice, left, and other protesters march west on Commercial Avenue during a protest against the police killing of Tony Robinson in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Hundreds of people protesting the shooting of an unarmed biracial man by a white police officer linked arms and blocked traffic for nearly an hour Wednesday, but otherwise maintained the peaceful demonstrations called for by the man's family. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Michael P. King)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice's report on the shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man by a white Madison police officer should be sent to prosecutors in about two weeks, the state attorney general said Thursday.


The Rev. Willie Barrow, Chicago civil rights leader, dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:46
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Rev. Willie T. Barrow, a Chicago civil rights leader known as the "Little Warrior" for her small stature and determination to fight for equality, died on Thursday at age 90. Barrow died at her Chicago home. She had recently been hospitalized for a blood clot in her lung, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Barrow had started her career in the civil rights movement when she was just 12 years old, demanding to be allowed to ride on an all-white school bus in her native Texas.

Funeral for woman linked to New York serial killer mystery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:25

Mari Gilbert prays over the coffin of her daughter, Shannan Gilbett on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Amityville Cemetery in Amityville, N.Y. Gilbert was a Jersey City, N.J., prostitute whose disappearance in 2010 led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains along a Long Island, N.Y., beach highway. Police have said Gilbert's death is unrelated to the killings of a suspected serial killer. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New Jersey escort was buried during a graveside funeral Thursday, nearly five years after her disappearance led to the discovery of 10 victims of a suspected serial killer on Long Island.


New bidders try to squeeze into Revel casino sale process

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:24

This Dec. 27, 2013 file photo shows the exterior of Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. On Thursday Mar. 12, 2015, a bankruptcy court judge is due to consider the sale of the shuttered gambling hall to a Florida developer for $82 million. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Nineteen would-be buyers of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel have expressed interest in acquiring the shuttered seaside gambling hall.


Oklahoma football team seeks punishment for racist video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:17

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is seen at the University of Oklahoma in NormanBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The University of Oklahoma's renowned football team has suspended practice for a week in protest against a racist video linked to a fraternity and called for punishment of its leadership, team members said on Thursday. The 10-second video was shot on a bus chartered for a date night by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and posted online on Sunday. "It is our passionately expressed desire as members of the football team for the leadership of SAE to be expelled, suspended or otherwise disciplined severely," a statement from the football team said, adding that leaders of the fraternity helped foster a culture of intolerance. The football team, with the support of its coach, said it will hold a demonstration over the video during normal practice time on Thursday.


Judge removes local prosecutors from California salon massacre case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:15

Scott Dekraai pleads guilty of killing eight people in October 2011, next to his attorney Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, in Santa AnaBy Dana Feldman and Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California judge on Thursday removed local prosecutors from the case against an ex-tugboat worker who killed eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon, citing discovery violations and accusations of misconduct. In recusing the Orange County District Attorney's office, Goethals ruled that the state attorney general's office should take over the case, but the judge stayed his ruling until March 20 to give that office time to appeal that decision. "As the chief law enforcement officer in this county the District Attorney is responsible for the actions of his agents. Orange County District Attorney's spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder said prosecutors would meet with California's attorney general to consider an appeal.


St. Louis County Police, State Highway Patrol taking over Ferguson security

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:09
(Reuters) - St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol are taking over security at protests in the city of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday evening, after two police officers were shot overnight, police said. The St. Louis County Police Department said in a statement it is not assuming routine policing services in the city, which will continue to be in the hands of the Ferguson Police Department.